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Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellows for Introduction to The Humanities

Stanford University seeks 9 - 10 post-doctoral Teaching Fellows for 2006-07. Teaching Fellows lead seminar discussions for Introduction to the Humanities (IHUM) lecture courses that fulfill Stanford's year-long liberal arts requirement for freshmen.

IHUM courses build intellectual foundations in humanistic study, and enhance skills in textual analysis, reasoning, argumentation, and oral and written expression. Interdisciplinary, thematic courses in autumn quarter are followed by disciplinary two-quarter course sequences in winter and spring.

Information about IHUM courses can be found at http://ihum.stanford.edu/courses.html.

Teaching Fellows work closely with each other on teaching teams and with members of the Stanford faculty in archeology, classics, comparative literature, cultural and social anthropology, drama, English, comparative studies in race and ethnicity, French and Italian, German, history, music, philosophy, religious studies, and Slavic. Teaching Fellows teach three seminar discussion sections each quarter (averaging 15 students) that meet twice weekly and coordinate with course lectures given by faculty.

Teaching Fellows are appointed September 1, 2006, for a one-year term in the 2006-2007 academic year. The position is renewable for up to two additional years depending on programmatic need and job performance.
Starting salary will be approximately $40,000. Professional development support is provided for fellows' research and scholarship as well as for technology in teaching.

Eligibility requirements include: Ph.D. filed by June, 2006; strong record of humanities scholarship; and evidence of teaching excellence. Other desired qualifications are: experience in teaching first-year university students; interdisciplinary research and/or teaching experience; familiarity with team-teaching; and expertise in writing instruction.

To apply for a Stanford Introduction to Humanities post-doctoral teaching
fellowship:

  1. Complete the on-line application form, and identify courses that correspond to your teaching interests:
    http://ihum-forms.stanford.edu/ihumapps
  2. Write a letter of application that addresses all aspects of your qualifications (including the status of your dissertation) and describes the teaching interests identified in the on-line form.
  3. Send application letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching evaluation summaries (if available) to:                                  IHUM Teaching Fellows Search Committee
    Introduction to the Humanities Program
    Stanford University
    Main Quad, 250-251G
    Stanford, CA 94305-2020
  4. Arrange for three letters of reference or dossier to be sent to this address. Please be sure that at least one referee describes the status of your dissertation progress.
  5. Submit all application materials by March 1, 2006. Decisions are expected to be announced by the end of May.

AS A PRIVATE INSTITUTION, STANFORD UNIVERSITY HAS A STRONG AND ONGOING COMMITMENT TO THE PRINCIPLE OF DIVERSITY. IN THAT SPIRIT, WE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGE APPLICATIONS FROM ALL PEOPLE INCLUDING WOMEN, MEMBERS OF ETHNIC MINORITY GROUPS, AND DISABLED PERSONS.

Contact Info:
IHUM Teaching Fellows Search Committee
Introduction to the Humanities Program
Stanford University
Main Quad, 250-251G
Stanford, CA 94305-2020
Website: http://ihum.stanford.edu

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